prejudice is a sad situation. during the 60s we thought that by integrating the schools we could get rid of discrimination. my generation has been wrong about
so many things.
it was only 60 years ago that there were signs in motel and restauant windows in the usa stating: "no jews, ***s, or dogs allowed."
there are christian right groups dead set on controlling the gop so that these preejudices can made into law. don't laugh or scoff. the state of missoui, where i was born and where my ancestors are burried, proclaimed itseld a 'christian republic" this year.
it was only 50 yrs ago when i was walking home fom school that a boy in my class confronted me: "you're a jew ain't ya?" "yeah'" i said, not seeing what differemce it made." "you're a christ killer!" he shouted. whereupon he hit me squarely in the face. i didn't like being hit anywhere, especially in the face. so i hit him back, right between the eyes in the top of the nose, where i had read in self-defence books. the othe boy fell flat on his face. i walked on home and didn't look back.
who'se your *** or jew today? it seems as though evey generation has to find some group to feel superior to.
maybe it's our turn. that's a shame. i've been though it before.